Eisenbrauns has started doing the publishing for the Oriental Institute, Moscow. The first book we are doing is the annual Babel und Bibel. At 792 pages, this is no small book! It will be in hardcover, good paper, excellent binding—you know the Eisenbrauns quality.
But, I digress. The volume is a memorial volume to I.M. Diakonoff with a table of contents that is a virtual "who's who" of Semitic studies. If you have any interest in Semitics, this volume is sure to have something for you. Here is the "official" blurb:
"The year 2005 marked the 90th anniversary of the birth of Igor Diakonoff (1915-1999). A classical Semitist in educational background, Diakonoff was most influential in his principal field of research--Assyriology. However, Diakonoff was also broadly interested in various aspects of ancient Near Eastern studies, notably Mesopotamian history, Semitic and Afroasiatic linguistics, and biblical studies. Although not major domains of Diakonoff's scholarship, Biblical Hebrew and the ancient Near Eastern background of the Old Testament were areas of expertise that made him one of the leading figures of biblical studies in Russia. For several decades Diakonoff was a "live bridge" between ancient Near Eastern and Semitic scholars working in Russia and the international scholarly community. Fittingly, this volume of Babel & Bibel in memory of Diakonoff contains essays, short notes, and reviews by scholars from the Russian and international scholarly community on topics in ancient Near Eastern, Semitic and Afroasiatic, and Old Testament studies. The contributors include A. Archi, G. F. del Monte, G. del Olmo Lete, J.-M. Durand, B. R. Foster, P. Franzaroli, S. Loesov, J. Marzahn, J. Pasquali, W. Sommerfeld, K. Markina, N. Roudik, M. P. Streck, M. V. Tonietti, W. R. Garr, K. Jongeling, M. Seleznev, V. Blazek, M. Bulakh, T. Frolova, J. Huehnergard, R. M. Kerr, L. Kogan, A. Militarev, J. Sanmartin, G. Takacs, A. Zaborski, N. V. Koslova, S. Loesov, and L. M. Dreyer."
And here is the bibiliographical stuff:
Babel & Bibel 2: Memoriae Igor M. Diakonoff
Annual of Ancient Near Eastern, Old Testament, and Semitic Studies
Babel & Bibel -- B&B 2
Edited by Leonid Kogan, et al.
Eisenbrauns,Forthcoming, June 2006
xii + 792 pages,
Hard cover,6 x 9 inches
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